Medical History Timeline

  • Period: Jan 1, 1000 to Dec 31, 1099

    Medical School

    First School established in Salerno,Italy
  • Period: Jan 1, 1200 to Dec 31, 1299


    First strict measures for public hygiene instituted.
  • Dec 1, 1300

    roger bacon

    promoted chemical remedies to reat disease
  • Jan 1, 1500

    Leonardo Da Vinci

    Leonardo Da Vinci
    Invented the Ball bearing
  • Dec 1, 1500

    michael servetus

    michael servetus
    described the circulatory system in the lungs
  • Galileo Galilei

    Galileo Galilei
    Invented the Themometer
  • William Harvey

    William Harvey
    described the circulation of blood to and from the heart
  • Anton van Leeuwenhoek

    Anton van Leeuwenhoek
    invented the microscope
  • Thomas Savery

    Thomas Savery
    Steam Engine was invented
  • Ben Franklin Invention of Bifocals

    Invention of the Bifocals
  • Edward Jenner

    Edward Jenner
    developed a vaccination for smallpox
  • Anasthetic Nitrous Oxide Use

    Humphry Davy
  • Michael Faraday

    Michael Faraday
    Invented the Electric Motor
  • Jacob Perkins

    Jacob Perkins
    Invented the Refrigerator
  • Louis Braille

    Louis Braille
    Invented Braille
  • Charles Thurber

    Charles Thurber
    Invented the Typewriter
  • Clara Barton

    Clara Barton
    founded the American Red Cross
  • Established the Patterns of Heredity

    Established the Patterns of Heredity
    Gregory Mendel
  • Louis Pasteur

    Louis Pasteur
    created a vaccine for rabies
  • Wilhelm Roentgen

    Discovered Roentgenograms ( X-rays)
  • Isolated Radium

    Isolated Radium
    Marie Curie
  • Teddy Roosevelt

    Teddy Roosevelt and his Progressive party endorse social insurance as part of their platform, including health insurance.
  • Tetanus

    First Vaccine for tetanus
  • Sir Alexander Fleming

    Discovered penicillin
  • Yellow Fever

    First Vaccine for Yellow Fever
  • Acetaminophen

    created by Julius Axelrod
  • Jonas Salk

    Jonas Salk
    Developed the polio vaccine.
  • Military

    Military "medicare" program enacted, providing government health insurance for dependents of those in the Armed Forces.
  • Theodore Harold Maiman

    Theodore Harold Maiman
    Laser was invented
  • Hip Replacment

    Created by John Charnley
  • Medicare

    the Medicare and Medicaid programs are signed into law.
  • Dr. Christian Barnard

    First heart transplant
  • China

    Gunpowder invented
  • Measles

    First Vaccine for Measles